Bergmann-Fassold-Hoehn

The three names in the title of today’s post are included in ones that I refer to as “Friedenberg Names”. Two of these names appeared in the title of another post recently titled, Rauh-Bergmann-Thorp-Fassold. The story you are about to read begins with the birth of a Bergmann baby. Margareta Barbara Bergmann was born on … More Bergmann-Fassold-Hoehn

Teacher Griebel

Today’s main character was born in California. It’s not often that I write the story of a person born in California. Of course, it is somewhat more believable when I tell you that he was born in California, Missouri. That town is located not far from Jefferson City as is shown in the map below. … More Teacher Griebel

Another Kunigunda

The rather unusual name, Kunigunda, has appeared on this blog several times over the years. I consider it unusual for a reason other than the fact that it is a name that has pretty much disappeared in today’s day, but also because of its meaning. It is a feminine name that means “brave warrior” or … More Another Kunigunda

A Poehner Pair

Today’s tale has what could be described as several “missing pieces”. Actually, I think a better way to describe these missing pieces is that they are pieces that I was unable to find. I spend a few hours each day gathering the pieces to put together for a story. I use the term “drive-by genealogy” … More A Poehner Pair

A Thieret Throng

When you look at Lutheran marriages that took place in the 1800’s, you often find a couple in which one was born in Germany and one was born in the United States. When you get to marriages taking place in the 1900’s, almost all brides as well as grooms were born in this country. The … More A Thieret Throng